You can moan about smokers all you like, but if it wasn’t for those cancer-stick-wielding bad guys then the do-gooders would never have imposed a smoking ban.
What started out as apartheid for smokers has resulted in an outdoor drinking culture never before seen in the city of Belfast.
Here’s our favourite 9 beer gardens in Belfast…
As well as having one of the city’s biggest beer gardens, upstairs club Sixty6 has a rooftop terrace. Now you can spend an entire day there without ever venturing indoors.
More than just a beer garden they’ve created a small hamlet for outdoor drinkers around their base in Gresham Street.
The fact that you’re looking at a huge, partially demolished building in the beer garden at the Dirty Onion never grows old.
The outdoor area at Cutters is so much of a sun trap that it’s easy to forget there’s an indoor area too. Until you need the toilet.
This sprawling outdoor complex is a sight to behold late in the evening time when both the garden decorations and patrons are fully lit.
Not a beer garden as such but there’s nothing better than clinking a few glasses in the alleyway outside the historic pub.
This beer garden takes al fresco drinking to a whole new level with the inclusion of an outdoor pizza oven.
Just reopened this weekend the Apartment is now graced with a new rooftop beer garden. The move to take the roof off is an ingenious one.
The complex in Bradbury Place just keeps getting bigger and bigger. Last time I checked they’d two beer gardens.